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Churchill and the Battle of Britain: Days of Decision
Churchill and the Battle of Britain: Days of Decision
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Heinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction

Churchill and the Battle of Britain: Days of Decision

How did Winston Churchill inspire Britain and its Empire in the dark days of 1940, when defeat in World War II seemed imminent, and how did that lead to victory in the Battle of Britain? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from World War II, showing how one of the world's most famous leaders chose to follow a particular course of action.

Reading LevelGrades 7-8
Interest LevelGrades 6-11
Lexile Level1200L
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
BrandHeinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction
Page Dimensions6 3/8" x 9 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $38.65 School/Library Price



School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, MO

"While these topics have received wide extant coverage, this set’s focus provides a fresh perspective that will help readers better understand the complexity that is always part of the political and international decision-making process. First purchases." - School Library Journal

September 1, 2013

Library Media Connection - Judith M. Garner, Media Specialist, Fort Mill (South Carolina) High School

"The authors of these titles have produced a valuable resource for middle and high school students and educators. . . .“What Might Have Been Different” challenges the reader to decide whether or not the leaders chose the right plan of action. The conclusion provides positive and negative results of the event. Each volume is colorful with informative sidebars and illustrations which make for a very engaging series." - Library Media Connection

August 1, 2014

Nicola Barber

Nicola Barber

As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has  written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.

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